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Eco-Friendly Heart Love Card Time! • July 29th, 2015

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TUESDAY it’s BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!! Akbar • 8pm – 10pm >>> BE A WINNER!!!! 
This Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!

Project: Heart-to-Heart: Eco-Friendly Stationery Craft Using Heart Stencils! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Advanced medicine for pain

CRAFTNIGHT CAMPFIRE RESORT PERSEVERES!  

It is the end of July, we are nearing the August month which means we are officially in the heart of midsummer. Visitors to Los Angeles will often say it’s hot in July, but they have no idea the true parching power that is August. In August you can’t buy bread at the market, by the time you get home, it’s toast!

We will have refreshing cocktails for you at the bar, and a refreshing craft coming to you from none other than our visiting CraftNight Campfire Resort Counselor and Yumster Friends Creator and Business Owner, Angie Cho! We will have the necessary supplies for you to do this craft, just bring yourself! Angie will show you how to use two different scraps of pretty paper to cut two halves of a heart, glue them together on card stock and voila! You will have a really nice set of heart cards.
Also: Our new camp store is OPEN! Get cotton candy flavored Pop Rocks and jawbreakers at inflated campstore prices! Look for new sundries every week!

And remember: We’ll have a special badge for this night, and you can collect them all by visiting our resort and doing the required activities to earn them! Collect them ALL!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

PS- We will also have Resort badges for anyone who wants to earn them. You can get a campfire badge, a glowing brain badge, and who knows what else…

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Posted by on July 28, 2015 in Assembly Craft, BINGO!, Scrapping/Coloring Craft

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Votive with FREE Electro-Candle! • July 22nd, 2015

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This Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Votive Holder with FREE Electro-Candle! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Let’s make excellent happen.

CRAFTNIGHT CAMPFIRE RESORT IS THE BEST DAY OF YOUR NIGHT!  

It only takes a spark,
to get a fire going,
And soon all those around
can warm up to it’s glowing…

We are not a church by any means, but the traditional purpose of lighting a votive candle is to send a good intention for yourself or someone in need. Back in the day, you’d saunter into the place, buy a candle for a buck, light it, say a prayer, set it and forget it. Your candle would illuminate the vestibule in lovely luminescence with all of the other prayer candles. It was like social media except nice, and pretty much anonymous.

You don’t have to be attending bible camp to light candles and send well wishes into the world.
You can be a regular person who wants to send the planet and its people some good vibes.
A radio signal coming from the heart might not have the most valiant veneer, but I believe that its intention contains a type of cosmic horsepower.
Introspection is also not a requirement of this week’s craft.
If you just like pretty candles and pretty colors, this is the night for you.

I have beautiful glass receptacles and tissue paper, you’ll plaster the glass using the tissue paper (and other crafting geegaws) with a design of your own. When you are finished, I will give you a FREE electro-candle for your votive holder, and the light will shine through the slightly translucent tissue paper and it will be SO PRETTY!
Why electro-candles and not real candles?
One of the things no one ever talks about when they talk about votive candles is their terrible history in burning shit down!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

PS- We will also have Resort badges for anyone who wants to earn them. You can get a campfire badge, a glowing brain badge, and who knows what else…

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

 

Posted by on July 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Nail Art, Camp Trust, Meatballs • July 15th, 2015

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This Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: SPA NIGHT! Nail Art! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Between love and madness lies obsession. 

CRAFTNIGHT CAMPFIRE RESORT MARCHES EVER FORWARD!  

SPA NIGHT #1 = Nails and nail art! You will get your very own nail kit with fun stuff to decorate your own nails, or a friend’s nails! We became a resort for summer, so we’re doing it up mid-July! We’re going to relax in a really creative way, do our nails, watch Meatballs starring Bill Murray and take part in enriching workshops to nourish our souls.

Visiting Camp Counselor from Camp Teenie Mini Weenie, Alex Kenefick, will be leading Camp Trust Learning and Meaningful Development: the Leadership of Positivity and Sensitivity! Participants will receive a special badge from CraftNight Campfire Resort, don’t miss this exciting opportunity to get yours!
Here is the official summary of what you might expect at this introspective and inspiring conference on the dance floor.

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    • We will be having some MAJOR BREAKTHROUGHS with our personal development in this edition of Craftnight’s Campfire Resort.  Get ready to do some drawing, gluing, and sprucing of your hearts, minds, and your personalities.  Prepare to learn important leadership skills and maybe even star in a skit!  You are guaranteed to become a more well-adjusted and positive bar patron after these exercises.  You will need to complete at least three activities to earn the badge for this evening.

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I expect this evening to be very meaningful, very positive, very trustworthy, so make sure you visit, it’s going to be lots of fun! Sit around the campfire and reflect.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

SUMMER  FUN

ALL OF JULY
Mohawk Bend in Echo Park
is supporting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles by donating $4 of every purchase of their special July pizza to the cause!!! It’s a PEACH PIZZA!!!!! YOU HAVE ONE MONTH NOT TO MISS IT!!
Piece of the Pie Pizza: Pro-Choice, Pro-Peach
Fresh Peaches, Mozzarella, Italian Salsa, Marinated Vine Ripened Tomatoes (Vegan Available)

CRAFTNIGHT RESORT’S UPCOMING CRAFTS:
****** July 22nd – Glass Votive Candle Decoupage
******July 29th – Visiting Craft Lieutenant, Vero LeBron and Camp Counselor, Angie Cho present: Heart to Heart:  Eco-Friendly Stationery Craft using Heart Stencils

JULY 28th Akbar’s BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!! Girls, Boys, Balls, Booze! Keep your eyes on the prize, it’s 50 cents a game! Come try your luck, big daddy!

 

 

Posted by on July 14, 2015 in Multi-Variety Craft

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Mod Podge Coaster Craft • July 8th, 2015

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, July8th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Mod Podge Coaster Craft 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: Now with Fresh Drink Scent! 

CRAFTNIGHT CAMPFIRE RESORT MARCHES ON! 

As ever, CraftNight continues to be a source of inspiration for high society ideals, especially since we turned into a resort for the summer season. Tonight we embrace coasters! The very first coasters, or beermats, or whatever you wanna call ’em, were made in the 1880s, and the function of coasters has not changed. Basically, they protect surfaces, like your table, from moisture. Tonight’s coasters are made from cork, which means they are pretty high-end, and are sure to impress guests when you put these on display.

Take your handy-dandy coaster, and adorn it with felt, OR use magazine scraps (we will have plenty) to Mod Podge them and make them be awesome. Mod Podge is sort of like glue, and sort of like not, it’s sticky, but when it dries, it forms a protective cover over the scraps you’ve decided to immortalize.

We have Jan Whetstone to thank for Mod Podge, a substance that we officially decided is one of the most feminist craft supplies you can use. Jan mixed up the recipe for Mod Podge in her garage in the 60s, she was an advocate for women’s rights in the business world, and developed the most widely used, versatile substance for decoupage in history. She passed away in 2013 leaving behind a legacy of wonderful craft recipes and products, and we will salute her tonight by making coasters!

Also, are we still handing out badges to commemorate your resort and can you earn them all? YES! Collect them while supplies last! Lastly, we will have very special guest and camp counselor, Alex Kenefick, presenting some camp exercises, if you complete them, you’ll get the best badge yet! Read more below if you want to know more.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

SUMMER  FUN

CRAFTNIGHT RESORT’S UPCOMING CRAFTS:
July 15th – GUEST COUNSELOR ALEX KENEFICK Presents: Camp Trust Learning and Meaningful Development: the Leadership of Positivity and Sensitivity! You are guaranteed to become a more well-adjusted and positive bar patron after these exercises. >>>> Combined with SPA Night and Movie Night: MEATBALLS (Bill Murray) This will probably get out of hand.
****** July 22nd – Glass Votive Candle Decoupage
******July 29th – Toy Marshmallow Catapults and Movie Night “The Parent Trap” (the original w/Hayley Mills)

JULY 28th Akbar’s BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!! Girls, Boys, Balls, Booze! Keep your eyes on the prize, it’s 50 cents a game! Come try your luck, big daddy!

 

 

Posted by on July 8, 2015 in Collage Craft, Messy Craft

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Beer Bottle Yarn Craft and Movie Night • July 1st, 2015

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This Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Beer Bottle Yarn Craft 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials: The best part of waking up is Akbar in your cup! 

 

CRAFTNIGHT CAMPFIRE RESORT CONTINUES!  
Yes, your favorite hideaway haven at your favorite dark and dreamy neighborhood bar has gone and turned itself into a resort. What does that mean? It means that we’ll be faithfully carrying on with the weekly craft, but we’re also going to throw in some extra summery and leisurely and camp-like elements into our usual programming.

This week’s craft is a classic, where you take a beer bottle, wrap it with yarn, decorate it with all manner of geegaws, put a candle in it and voila, instant resort ambiance!

We also have badges for summertime, collect them all! You see, it’s like campfire girls, or webelos, or girl scouts, or the Navy, or the Vatican or other organizations that are supposed to shape you into a model citizen using cult-like materials symbolizing achievement, rank or status. We’re not trying to turn anyone into a model citizen, if anything, kind of the opposite. But who doesn’t enjoy a good premium? This week’s badge will be just as coveted as the last, so be sure to get one!

We’re going to watch”Wet Hot American Summer” while you wrap beer bottles with yarn.
We will press “play” on the DVD close to 10pm, and we’ll play it as many times as we want until the bar closes, probably about twice. And we’ll have popcorn. And if you want to play “archery” to get badge #1 from last week, it will be available to you!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

www.crafthead.com

www.akbarsilverlake.com

SUMMER  FUN

THREE WEEKS LEFT TO SPONSOR BILL COLE!!! Bill is often manning the front door on weekends when people are jumpin’ and the music’s bumpin. Bill has beautiful eyes, they are very blue and will stare deep into your soul. He’s doing the AIDS Walk San Francisco. Please send some cash toward his campaign!

CRAFTNIGHT RESORT’S UPCOMING CRAFTS:
July 8th – Mod Podge Coaster Craft
July 15th – SPA Night and Movie Night: MEATBALLS (Bill Murray)
July 22nd – Glass Votive Candle Decoupage

JULY 28th Akbar’s BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!! Girls, Boys, Balls, Booze! Keep your eyes on the prize, it’s 50 cents a game! Come try your luck, big daddy!

 

 

Posted by on July 1, 2015 in Assembly Craft, Fabric Craft

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